Dr. Shastri is originally from India and received her initial medical training at K.J. Somaiya Medical Center in Mumbai, India, followed by a Masters in Public Health degree at University of Loma Linda, California.  She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts and Nephrology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.  During her fellowship, she also earned a master’s degree in clinical research with a focus on epidemiology and outcomes. Clinically, she enjoys taking care of patients with a wide spectrum of kidney diseases, from acute illnesses to chronic kidney disease.  Her research interests include investigations of aging and kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease and kidney disease.   


Medical School
K.J. Somaiya Medical College, India (1997)
Medical School
Loma Linda University (1999)
Frankford Hospital of Philadelphia (2005), Transitional Year
University of Massachusetts Medical Center (2008), Internal Medicine
Medical School
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences (2010), Research
Tufts Medical Center (2011), Nephrology

Research Interest

  • Aging
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes in Kidney Disease
  • Epidemiology and Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Epidemiology and Outcomes in Hemodialysis


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Honors & Awards

  • John Insall Award
    Knee Society (2002)
  • Albert E. Barnett Health Administration Scholarship
  • Jan Hirsh Health Administration Scholarship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology (2008)